I was surprised to read a few negative reviews and can only suggest some people are not suited to the more homely B/B arrangements and would be more comfortable in a hotel.where you are more likely to be pandered. We had a charming 4 days staying with Michael in his home in the olive grove. We had a down stairs room with french doors leading out to the patio and garden. Our bed was large as was the en suite. While not flash it was comfortable. The surrounding and Michael made for a very relaxing and peaceful stay. We had been travelling for 7 weeks so opted to take advantage of Michael for a 50e dinner with wine. we felt that was reasonable in view of the 4 to 5 courses served with plentiful wine. This allowed us to be out and about to nearby towns such as Arles, and Marseilles and then relax at night listening to Michael's good selection of music. Michael also invited us to join him at a concert in a 12 Century Abby. In all we enjoyed his home, his cooking, his company. Give us a relaxed, comfortable B/B any day over the impersonal hotel. We have returned to Australia with plans to include a stop at St. Chamas on our next European trip. Do get good instructions before you go as it was not easy to find and instructions in the village were on the hit and miss side. We wasted a bit of time finding the property.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- La Rabassière is a comfortable family home set in open counryside with magnificent views. All the main tourist attractions in Provence are within an hours drive. The three acres of South facing terraced gardens are mostly given over to 300 olive trees, but there is a tennis court, 12x6m pool, croquet lawn and boules. We enjoy cooking, conversation, music - grand piano in tune in the drawing room, reading - about 500 books in my library and walking: often in the woods and vines behind the house. ... more less
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